There are a variety of TESOL Diplomas and Certificates offered by IPC. Details on each of these can be viewed below:
The LTCL Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a qualification suited for all teachers of English to speakers of other languages who possess a minimum of two years full-time teaching experience.
Recognition and status of qualification:
The British Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has accredited Trinity’s LTCL TESOL in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at its highest level. This accreditation is comparable with the first year of a Master’s degree, and indicates that the holder is considered to be a fully competent and effective practicing member in the TESOL profession. This accreditation is also an indication of the holder’s readiness to offer support to those teachers who may be less experienced.
The Trinity Certificate in TESOL is a qualification suited to those wishing to teach English as a second language, but possess little or no experience in doing so. This programme equips students with the basic skills and knowledge required of ESOL teachers. The programme also gives students a firm foundation for self-evaluation and opportunities for further professional development.
The IPC Certificate in TESOL is a qualification that enhances the capabilities of non-native speaker teachers of English through an intensive training course in English language teaching methodology. Participants can enroll for varying periods of between one to four weeks. Programmes for each week consist of 30 hours of class time, observations, teaching practice and planning, with a further five hours of supervised preparation. Additional classes introduce recent developments in ESOL teaching methodology. This programme is also designed to improve the proficiency in English of participants.
Participants will create a personal portfolio using their teacher observations, lesson plans and materials, which they are able to retain for their own future use after the completion of the course.
Trinity College London
Trinity College London was established as a major examining board in 1872. It administers a variety of music, speech and English language examinations for thousands of students around the world each year. Academic institutions in both the public and private education sectors place a high regard for the Trinity College London teaching certificate as an internationally recognised qualification.
The Trinity TESOL scholarship is for recent university graduates and if awarded the scholarship will cover half of the course fee for the Trinity TESOL Certificate.
Candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit a portfolio, CV (with an academic transcript), and a letter explaining why he/she would make a suitable candidate. International candidates will also need to provide a recent Academic IELTS result of 7.5 and or above across all four skills.
In the event of International Pacific College deciding that no candidate has sufficient merit, there will be no scholarship given.